Coolum Beach reaches from the rocky headlands and secluded coves of The Bays and Point Perry to a fabulously long stretch of golden sand and rolling surf that sweeps northwards to Peregian and Noosa Heads. Lonely Planet describes Coolum Beach as an “escape from the more popular and overcrowded holiday scenes at Noosa, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore”. Family-friendly with a carefree holiday atmosphere, patrolled beach, skate park for the kids, affordable dining options and lots of accommodation houses that offer ocean views, Coolum is a fabulous holiday destination and hugely desirable lifestyle location.
Stroll along the magnificent elevated timber boardwalk to Point Arkwright at sunrise or sunset for sensational coastal views and the chance to glimpse migrating whales (June to November), drop into your favourite cafe barista for your morning coffee or order some fish and chips and head to the sand for dinner. Hit some of the surfing hot spots or take advantage of one of the best outlooks in town at the surf club. If you are a dog lover, then the off-leash area at Stumers Creek is dog heaven. Whether holidaying or living the dream your choices for a fun way to spend the day are endless in Coolum
The popular community paper, the Coolum News, paints a perfect word picture of the area:
“There is a short strip of coastline south of the Coolum Surf Club that offers myriad examples of Mother Nature at her finest. It is only 2km long, as the osprey flies, but it is full of spectacular views, rare and endangered flora and fauna, great surfing, fishing and diving spots, rock pools and even an unofficial nudist beach. Sections of this area are so private and pristine, it almost seems the locals have conspired to keep them secret.
The stretch from the start of the Coolum Boardwalk to Point Arkwright can be enjoyed as a 60 to 70-minute return walk, past some of the best views on the Coast, or visitors can cherry-pick particular areas for hours of pleasure.
First and Second Bays are popular with surfers, fishing enthusiasts and families but, because they are a bit out of town, never seem to get crowded. Further south, Third Bay is more secluded but should be avoided if nudity offends.
The path from the Third Bay car park winds through a mixed forest of banksia, bloodwoods and brush and swamp box. Seasonal wildflowers, such as wedding bush and rice flowers, add to the forest feel. Many small birds, particularly honeyeaters, also frequent this area. . .
The lookout at Point Perry, offers stunning views northwards, past Coolum and Peregian to Noosa Heads (and south to) Point Cartwright and, on a clear day, Moreton Island.” Real estate in Coolum Beach ranges from the million dollars plus, for homes with ocean views or those just a short walk to the beach, to affordable family housing, residential units and holiday complex developments.